Colting, Fithian win Ultraman
Sweden's Jonas Colting and Minneapolis' Lauren Fithian won their respective men's and women's divisions at the Ultraman Triathlon World Championship yesterday on the Big Island.
The Ultraman featured three days of competition a 6.2-mile swim and 90-mile bike on Friday, a 171.4-mile bike on Saturday and a 52.4-mile run yesterday. Colting finished the triathlon in 21 hours, 41 minutes, 49 seconds.
"I knew it was going to get hard," said Colting, who finished the double marathon in 7:14:38 yesterday. "But this was ridiculous."
Canada's Tony O'Keeffe finished second in 22:24:03 followed by California's Lon Freeman in 22:39:21.
Fithian won the women's race in 32:03:16 followed by Puerto Rico's Suzanna Degazon in 34:00:57.
Marr, Summerer earn Mountainman titles
Timothy Marr and Marion Summerer claimed top honors at the Pflueger Honda Mountainman Triathlon yesterday.
Marr completed the .31-mile swim, 12.4-mile bike and 3.1-mile run at Kualoa Ranch in 1 hour, 21 minutes and 53 seconds. Jimmy Davis finished second at 1:22:56 and Chad Seymour third at 1:24:11.
Summerer finished the women's race at 1:32:30 followed by Candes Gentry at 1:43:23 and Janell Petalver at 1:47:19.
Hawai'i-Hilo defeats Shippensburg, 63-59
Osadonor Esene scored 20 points as Hawai'i-Hilo rallied to defeat Shippensburg (Pa.), 63-59, last night in the final game of the Hilo Shootout at the Hilo civic.
Justin Dobson's steal with less than 1:30 remaining in the game set up a 3-pointer by UH-Hilo teammate Brian Graham, and Esene followed with a pair of free throws for a 60-59 Vulcan lead.
Alex Cabagnot added two free throws and Alex Graham hit one of two free throws for the final score.
The Vulcans improved to 4-0. The Red Raiders dropped to 2-3.
Chaminade defeats Coastal Carolina, 70-61
Chris Reeves scored a team-high 17 points to lead three teammates in double figures as Division II Chaminade beat Division I Coastal Carolina, 70-61, last night at McCabe Gymnasium.
Chaminade built a 46-27 lead before Coastal Carolina cut the deficit to 53-47 with 5:35 left.
Chaminade's Dylan McCune followed with one of his four 3-pointers for a 58-47 lead, and the Silverswords sealed the victory by hitting six free throws in the final two minutes
The Silverswords improved to 3-3. The Chanticleers dropped to 0-5.